Hedi Salanki

The Pensacola Symphony closes it’s Saenger Season this Saturday, April 28th, at 7:30pm.  The evening, which includes works by Nielsen and Rogerson,  will be anchored by the Symphonie Fantastique of Hector Berlioz.   Music Director Peter Rubardt and UWF professor Dr. Hedi Salanki stopped by the WUWF studios to share some thoughts on this landmark piece .

The Pensacola Symphony continues it’s Saenger Season this Saturday,March 3, at 7:30 p.m.  The evening will be devoted to music of Franz Joseph Haydn.  Special guests will include choruses from the University of West Florida and Pensacola Christian College, as well as cellist Scott Kluksdahl.   Music Director Peter Rubardt and UWF professor Dr. Hedi Salanki stopped by the WUWF studios to share some thoughts on the great Viennese master.

The Pensacola Symphony returns to the stage of the Saenger Theatre this Saturday, January 13, at 7:30 p.m.  Electric violinist Tracy Silverman will be joining the orchestra for their annual “Beethoven and Blue Jeans” concert.  The wide-ranging program will be anchored by Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.  Music Director Peter Rubardt and UWF professor Dr. Hedi Salanki stopped by the WUWF studios to share some thoughts on the performance.

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 The Pensacola Symphony will open its 92nd season this Saturday in the Saenger Theatre in downtown Pensacola.  The concert, which starts at 7:30, will feature Cuban pianist Santiago Rodriguez in a program of works by Strauss, Ravel, Saint-Saens, and Berlioz.  Music Director Peter Rubardt and UWF Distinguished Professor Dr. Hedi Salanki stopped by the WUWF studios to share some thoughts on the upcoming performance.

The Pensacola Symphony closes its season this Saturday, April 29,  at 7:30 p.m.  The program includes music of Leonard Bernstein and Richard Danielpour, and will end with Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony.  Music Director Peter Rubardt and UWF professor Dr. Hedi Salanki stopped by the WUWF studios to share some thoughts on the performance.

The Pensacola Symphony returns to the stage of the Saenger Theatre for a very special performance this Saturday, March 4th at 7:30pm.  A single piece is on the program: Mahler's epic third symphony.  Music Director Peter Rubardt and UWF professor Dr.

The Pensacola Symphony returns to the stage of the Saenger Theatre this Saturday, January 14th, at 7:30pm.  Pianist Jon Nakamatsu will join the orchestra for the annual “Beethoven and Blue Jeans” concert.   Music Director Peter Rubardt and UWF professor Dr. Hedi Salanki stopped by the WUWF studios to share some thoughts on the performance.

HS: This music is so healthy, so happy! No wonder it is one of the most popular classical pieces.

The Pensacola Symphony returns to the stage of the Saenger Theatre this Saturday, November 5th, at 7:30pm.  Pianist Alexander Kobrin joins the orchestra for a program of music by Bach, Stravinsky, and Brahms.  Music Director Peter Rubardt and Dr. Hedi Salanki stopped by the WUWF studios to share some thoughts on the performance.

 

 The Pensacola Symphony returns to the Saenger Theatre this Saturday, April 2nd at 7:30pm for the annual "Russian Spectacular."  Violinist Yevgeny Kutik  will join the orchestra for a  program of music by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, and Liadov.  Music Director Peter Rubardt and Dr. Hedi Salanki stopped by the studios to share some thoughts on the performance.  Starting this season the Symphony has moved the concert time up to 7:30pm.  More information is available at  435-2533, or online to pensacolasymphony.com.

The Pensacola Symphony is back in the Saenger Theatre this Saturday, March 5th at 7:30pm, for a performance titled "Sounds of Europe."  Pianist Roberto Plano will join the orchestra for a wide-ranging program of music by Smetana, de Falla, and Respighi.   Music Director Peter Rubardt and Dr. Hedi Salanki stopped by the studios to share some thoughts on the performance.

Hedi Salanki: I think it is pretty safe to say that your musical journey to Europe starts out with the most brilliant minor scale.

The Pensacola Symphony moves  to the First United Methodist Church this Saturday for it's annual celebration of Mozart's birthday.  The concert, which starts at 7:30, features flutist Stephanie Riegle and harpist Katie Ott in Mozart's concerto for Flute and Harp, as well as his 34th Symphony.  Music Director Peter Rubardt and Dr. Hedi Salanki stopped by the studios to share some thoughts on the performance.

Hedi Salanki: Happy birthday, genius. Mozart’s music is so perfect it’s almost impossible to talk about it.

The Pensacola Symphony returns to the stage of the Saenger Theatre this Saturday, November 7th at 7:30pm, for a performance featuring the second symphony of Johannes Brahms.   Cellist Cicely Parnas will join the orchestra for the concert, which also has music by Grieg and Saint-Saens.  Music Director Peter Rubardt and Dr. Hedi Salanki stopped by the studios to share some thoughts on the performance.

The Pensacola Symphony launches their season in the Saenger Theatre this Saturday, October 3rd.   The program, which starts at 7:30pm, will feature Cuban pianist Jorge Luis Prats, as well as colorful orchestral pieces by Strauss and Tchaikovsky.  Music Director Peter Rubardt and Dr. Hedi Salanki stopped by the studios to share some thoughts on the performance. 

Hedi Salanki: This will be your 19th season opener with the Pensacola Symphony Orchestraas usual you put together a very exciting, very dramatic, but very very beautiful music to open the season with.

Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Rimsky-Korsakov were musical patriarchs of their time, each contributing their own unique style. Russian Spectacular explores a passionate performance by each of these composers. The program opens with Rimsky-Korsakov’s colorful Capriccio espagnole, consisting of five connected movements each based on Spanish themes. He wrote this piece for a large orchestra and took great advantage of the different timbres by designing melodic passages specific to each instrument. Tchaikovsky even hailed it as “a colossal masterpiece of instrumentation”.